Possum_RN

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  1. What in hades.

    Sounds like a magnificent place to die. Do you also carry name-brand soda?
  2. Struggling new grad in need of advice

    well, I'm not a 'seasoned' nurse by any means. But a few thoughts: As a new grad, it's best (if at all possible) to stick around for that first year. From what you say here, it sounds like you are about where a new nurse is expected to be: struggli...
  3. How do you feel about B's?

    "C's make degrees!" Even doctors have an equivalent saying: "C=M.D." one of my friends has a T-shirt that says "75% - that means I know 3 out of 4 diseases, so the odds are good!" I was always a solid A student. Squeaked though nursing with C'...
  4. Student Charge Nurse out of line

    So true, So true. At first the drama is like a small potted plant you can set aside on a window sill, the next thing you know.... [ATTACH=CONFIG]27522[/ATTACH]
  5. Can I please get a Parking Spot!

    Interesting! I worked as a CNA at a regional hospital in the deep South. I parked with the nurses, on a designated floor of the the parking deck for night shift staff - cameras and lights for our safety. We did have to leave the parking deck by 9a...
  6. What kind of nurse are you?

    Hey, me too! I love it: I worked as a CNA on med/surg at my local hospital, and decided it was not for me: I loved my co-workers and admired their work ethic and team-mindset, their grace under fire....but it didn't call to me. I like taking time t...
  7. Welcome to the nursing world! I obtained my ADN last May, so the needs of the program are still very fresh in my mind. My best piece of advice is to always keep your cool. As Accolay alluded to, many instructors can be 'crabby', to put it mildl...
  8. So TIRED OF IT

    To those who feel that the OP and supporters are "bad nurses"... I always think of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: on many floors and fields, we have to provide basic physiological care and safety before we can address inadequate coping mechanisms and p...
  9. So TIRED OF IT

    Even factoring out the whole moral issue of being a jerk to someone who is just doing their job... I would, from a completely selfish standpoint, never mess with anyone handing my food/drinks/meds. I would never mess with anyone I depended on to bat...
  10. Reportable BRN incidents

    Goodness....I'm so sorry, I know you must be stressed and want words of comfort right now. But you must realize that your actions looks like textbook drug diversion? The documentation you provided, you admitted was false, so there is no record of wh...
  11. Mandatory Uniforms

    Well...I really like both, to be honest, and have worked in both situations. At the hospital, it WAS nice, because travel nurses/ float pool/ student nurses/ other staff could easily identify who was a tech and who was a nurse by sight. Sure, the pa...
  12. Interview Attire?

    I've worn roughly the same thing to interviews for every job I've ever had: a sleeveless sheath dress (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross have these style dresses go on sale all the time), a neutral-colored blazer or cardigan over it, minimal jewelry, nude...
  13. Looking for Nursing Shoe Recommendations!

    I loved Dickies zigzag clogs when I was in school.. they have a strap along the back, but they may still be considered "open-back"? I got them when allheart was running a "buy one Dickies item, get one 50% off", so I got my scrub bottoms and those a...
  14. These high-end scrubs like FIGS and Jaanuu....my god, who had $45+ dollars to spend on scrub singles?! I guess if you have the salary to do that, fantastic... but I just don't understand it! I'll just be over here, thinking my $28 Purple Label scrub...
  15. LTC nurses...

    Well...I've had the same experience. It's true that CNAs might not always be aware of where the nurse is/ what they are doing (their charting is often much more intensive than ours, for example, and I don't begrudge them sitting to do it). However, w...